The whole building is surprisingly ethereal for being made out of marble and when you're standing beside it, being surrounded by white marble gives you an odd floating sensation.
Hard to believe that all the intricate designs around the door are stone inlay, there was beautiful work everywhere and the whole building is perfectly symmetrical. The one element that is not in keeping with the balance is the addition of the tomb of Emperor Shah Jahan. Originally the memorial was to only hold the tomb of his wife Mumtaz Mahal and thus her tomb was placed directly under the center of the dome. However, Shah Jahan's tomb was later added besides that of his wife.
We had to wear little booties to protect all the delicate and detailed stone work!